Saturday, February 12, 2022



Germany, 1943, Sophie leaves her home to attend university.  She arrives in Munich and her brother Hans introduces her to his best friend Alexander.  Sophie is one of many people that refuse to back down from Hitler and his horrible regime.  Alexander and Sophie form the White Rose Network.  Hiding in underground vaults they, plot against Hitler.  Alexander and Sophie begin to fall in love as they work together to go against the regime.  The word of the White Rose Network begins making it around campus thru leaflets that were distributed.  It isn’t long before the secret police find out about it.  The secret police offer a reward for any information on the White Rose Network.  When Sophie is captured and imprisoned she is interrogated by the Nazi officers.  But Sophie stands up for what she believes and refuses to give in to their demands.  

I loved this story so much, I almost don’t know what to say.  This story was about the courageous heroes that did everything in their power to help others, no matter what the cost.  This story was so inspirational and heart wrenching and you will definitely need the Kleenex.  I found the story was well researched by the author and so it made it very believable.  This heart pounding page-turner is one that will definitely stay with me for a long time, I loved it. This is without a doubt a must read.

Thank you Ellie Midwood for such a wonderful story.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it’s heart pounding plot twists and turns. This one definitely hits all the emotions.  I highly recommend it.



Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author:  Ellie Midwood 
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: February 9, 2022 
Pages: 281 
Buy on Amazon 

1943, Germany: “I won’t be able to live if anything happens to you,” she whispered into his ear as they said goodbye, not knowing if they would ever see each other again. The White Rose Network brings to life the incredible true story of Sophie Scholl––one of history’s bravest women, who risked everything to lead a revolution against darkness.

Sophie was born to be a rebel, raised by parents who challenged the brutal Nazi regime. Determined to follow in their footsteps, she leaves for university, defying Hitler’s command for women to stay at home.

On her first day in Munich, Sophie’s brother Hans introduces her to his dear friend. When she meets Alexander, with his raven-black hair and brooding eyes, she knows instantly that she isn’t alone. There are more courageous souls like her, who will fight against evil.

Together, and with others who also refuse to back down, they form the White Rose Network. In an underground vault, Sophie and Alexander conspire in whispers, falling in love as they plot against Hitler. Promising her heart to Alexander is the most dangerous act of all––with each risk they take, they get closer to capture.

As snowflakes fall on a frosty February morning, Sophie and her brother scatter Munich University with leaflets calling for resistance: “We will not be silent; we will not leave you in peace!”

But their lives hang in the balance, with the secret police offering a reward to anyone with information on the White Rose Network. It is only a matter of time before the Gestapo closes in… And when Sophie is imprisoned in an interrogation room, staring a Nazi officer in the eye, will she take their secrets to her grave? Will she sacrifice her freedom for love?


Ellie Midwood is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning historical fiction author. She owes her interest in the history of the Second World War to her grandfather, Junior Sergeant in the 2nd Guards Tank Army of the First Belorussian Front, who began telling her about his experiences on the frontline when she was a young girl. Growing up, her interest in history only deepened and transformed from reading about the war to writing about it. After obtaining her BA in Linguistics, Ellie decided to make writing her full-time career and began working on her first full-length historical novel, “The Girl from Berlin.” Ellie is continuously enriching her library with new research material and feeds her passion for WWII and Holocaust history by collecting rare memorabilia and documents. 

In her free time, Ellie is a health-obsessed yoga enthusiast, neat freak, adventurer, Nazi Germany history expert, polyglot, philosopher, a proud Jew, and a doggie mama. Ellie lives in New York with her fiancé and their Chihuahua named Shark Bait.

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